Quito study abroad student overlooking the city at night from a circular look out

Quito

Ecuador

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Sit back, relax, and dream about everything that awaits when you study abroad in Quito.

Imagine exploring vibrant neighborhoods and admiring the beautiful colonial Spanish architecture that makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dive into the city’s tradition and varied influences and adventure to the equator in Mitad del Mundo where you can learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous people

Whether you’re practicing your Spanish, studying the environment in this biodiverse region, walking through the city’s street, or on a hike, the opportunities for adventure are endless when you study abroad in Quito.

Programs

Quito - Area Studies & Language

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Direct Enrollment - Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
5 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Summer - Environmental Studies

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$8,315
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Quito's Top Five

Stand on the Equator

Travel via bus to the place where the northern and southern hemispheres meet and stand at the middle of the Earth.

Wander Through Historic Old Town

Stroll the streets to get a feel for the city and see the historically charming architecture.

Climb a Volcano

Trek to the top of Volcano Pichincha just outside the city for beautiful views of Quito and its surrounding landscapes.

Try Authentic, Local Cuisine

From grilled plantains to freshly-squeezed juices, your taste buds will thank you.

Explore and Unwind in Itchimbia Park

This hilltop park is home to Quito's cultural center and offers running paths, picnic spots, and more for a relaxing day in the sun.

The Latest from Quito

Feb 18 11:21am
Quito

Ecuadorian Family Life: Finding Beauty in the Differences

by Julianna

The goal of this post on Ecuadorian family life is to help people recognize our ability to grow through experiencing a variety of cultures and reflecting on the similarities and differences between them and our own.

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Jan 23 5:26pm
Quito

Diving Headfirst into Quitoan Culture

by Julianna

Learn the ins and outs of trying to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, specifically Quito, Ecuador. I include information regarding must-see spots on the weekends, readjusting to "big city life," dealing with the knowledge that everybody knows you're a foreigner and a little bit about the importance of family.

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Jan 5 9:39pm
Quito

Embracing the Unknown: A Predeparture Guide to Quito Immersion

by Julianna

In this blog, I detail the process of how I chose to study abroad in Quito, Ecuador, what anxieties and curiosities are going through my mind in the 48 hours leading up to my departure from Indianapolis, IN, and a few helpful hints for those looking to study abroad. I hope to ease people's fears and introduce them to the beauty and adventure Quito has to offer.

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Jan 1 7:30pm
Quito

El Corazón and Ecuador: The Expectations Gap

by Louis

My expectations of climbing the mountain El Corazón and of my time in Ecuador were both extremely different from how each thing ended up—but both were valuable experiences.

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Jan 1 12:55pm
Quito

Homestaying and Boundaries: Lessons from Quito

by Louis

Advice on homestaying from someone who made a few mistakes.

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